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31st Fuzz Run set for Sept. 13

The Covington Police Department’s Fuzz Run, widely considered to be the largest participatory event in Newton County, will be run for the 31st time on Sept. 13.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Simple act of kindness outshines baseball greats

What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.

Rockdale County tax bills to be mailed in late August

Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley said property owners can expect to see ad valorem tax bills in the mail sometime during the last week of August or the first week in September. Property tax payments are due by Nov. 15.

County to set lower millage rate

Rockdale County commissioners are set to meet on the last day of the month for the purpose of setting the 2014 maintenance and operation millage rate.

Resurfacing work planned for some Rockdale roads

About 5 miles of roadways in Rockdale County will get some maintenance work as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.

Newton Commission Chairman Ellis weighs in on 2050 Plan ordinances

Citizens who attended a public hearing at Flint Hill Elementary on the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan were assured Thursday night that the county won’t be taking action on the proposal anytime soon.

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Annual meeting a summertime tradition | PHOTOS

Thousands of Snapping Shoals EMC members continued a summer tradition of attending the cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Lightning strikes Rockdale Heathcare Center

A bolt of lightning struck the cupola atop the roof of Rockdale Healthcare Center on Renaissance Drive Thursday afternoon, resulting in the evacuation of some of the facility’s patients.

Runoff turnout exceeds prediction

Voter turnout in Rockdale County for the General Primary runoff Tuesday was 10.34 percent, a little more than 3 percent greater than the prediction.

Sewage spill reported in Conyers

A little more than 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Boar Tusk Creek over the weekend, according to Rockdale Water Resources.

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